I bought these shoes for squats primarily. Like many reviews have previously stated, these shoes make you feel glued to the ground and really provide a stable base for squats. It's really quite impressive how much better my stance feels. They fit great and provide the support I was after. They are a little uncomfortable to walk it but if you need them for olympic lifts only, they should work great. Definitely the right buy.
Replaced a two year old pair of the Adidas Power Lifting gym shoes with this the Weightlifting set. Much stiffer so requires a warmup period to conform to your foot each time. The heel has a broad hard plastic sole with an ideal amount of lift that works very well for leg work. A very well designed shoe for a specific gym application you are not going to run in these shoes.
I got these shoes to help with performing the Olympic lifts and help place me in the right position when squatting due to lack of mobility. They have tremendously helped in these areas and they also feel great on my feet. I highly recommend these shoes.
The shoes fit my foot comfortably. They are light weight and have a great over all look. The back of the shoe was slightly lower than I expected and took some getting used to. At first I felt like the shoe was going to slide right off but they stayed comfortably in place.
I've often struggled to find a good comfortable shoe that also keeps up with stability. Having a very flat foot and being a larger guy these shoes are perfect! Got a half size smaller for a little snug fit without compromising squishing width wise (I wear an 11.5 shoe ordered 11) couldn't be happier :)
Firstly, this review doesn't have much to say against the shoe. They fit and looked great, however, I don't know why Adidas doesn't have more women's weightlifting shoes. I figured that the single option I had, the "Powerlift 2.0" shoes would cover all my needs. I was wrong. I simultaneously purchased the men's "Power Perfect II" shoes and the heel is almost twice as lifted as the women's Powerlift 2.0 (probably more similar to the Men's Powerlift 2.0 shoes. Go figure). For someone who has tight calves and short achilles tendons, these shoes were not as useful to me as the men's style I purchased, and I find it frustrating that there aren't more weightlifting shoe options in the women's sizes. Although I ultimately decided to keep the men's Power Perfect 2, they are too big (I got the smallest size available) and I would have liked to have the option of this style in women's sizes.
Very comfortable shoes. They made quite the difference in my squat and I really like to wear them for bench as well. Sole has a lot of grip, keeps your foot firmly into place and allows to really dig into the floor. However I found the fit to be very small. I usually wear size 7 or 7.5 and had to order a 6. I have slightly wide feet and was worried about the shoes being too narrow and stiff in the toes, but I broke them in very fast.
Great shoes, not as good as the old ironworks, but much better than all other weightlifting shoes on sale currently. Just wish they would start making ironworks 3 again, let me know adidas, i could sell at least 15 pairs for you.
These shoes are awesome very sturdy and can tell and feel the diifrence when you squat with just with your own body weight, I hadn't managed to try them in the gym as there where I half size too small but would highly recommend these.
Being used to just using running or cross-training shoes, I wasn't sure how these would really benefit me. So far they have been pretty great - having a more solid platform to lift from has made my lifts feel more stable (and I expect will cut down on how fast I was killing runners). The only down side of these is that they are pretty garish - feel kinda like I am wearing some sort of disco shoes....
As anyone looking at these shoes already knows, they are the gold standard for weightlifting. Use confirms this, more comfortable than other shoes in a similar price range with exceptional grip and stability. No hang ups as far as I am concerned. Will buy again (in ~10 years when these wear out). If you live near an employee store and can get a pass, $100 is an absolute steal for the quality of these shoes.
First ever weighlifting shoes I've owned. Really liking the new angle I'm targeting my squats at. Allows for me to dip deeper on them. Really helps. They seem slightle less sturdy than other wooden sole shoes I've used in the past. look is very sleek and colours are cool. Really liking them so far.
Bought adidas adipower weightlifting shoes and found them comfortable,good quality, and sturdy. Sizing was a bit Bought adidas adipower weight lifting shoes,found them to be good quality, comfortable and sturdy. Usual size is 10.5, ended up needing 10 as shoe fit longer.
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I used to train as a bodybuilder and never really focused on lifts like the squat and its variations beyond how it felt on the muscle I was targeting. The last few months I've begun to infuse olympic lifts, squats, deads, standing shoulder press or jerks into my training and these shoes have made a major difference! I used to train in Converse All-Stars but the stability of these shoes are incomparable. Squatting in my old shoes I was still a 540lb squatter around the time I ordered these but in these shoes within 2 weeks of getting a good feel in them I've already hit a 575 Squat PR! They're comfortable and really provide an insane power output. On the bench press the legdrive and stability has boosted my bench PR from 320 to 335 after only one, 4 week microcycle of training. Highly recommend these shoes!
Fits perfect. I wear a size 8 rebooks and adidas. if you have those two brand get the exact same size, it fits perfect. Definetley feel more stable on my squats as a powerlifter, helps with depth of course if you have limited ankle mobility and i just feel like i can exert more ground force with these shoes which transfer power to the bar. awesome, won't be disappointed!
I was going to buy Nike Romaleos but after reading reviews I decided their weight would probably be an issue for me. The Adipower are great for squatting. They will take a bit of getting used to if like me you only squatted barefoot or in zero drop shoes but with each session I am getting way more confident. They won't double your 1RM but they will help get the required depth while maintaining good form. They are very sturdy and I don't imagine I'll need to replace them any time soon. I am a UK size 6 and that's what I bought. There is no issue with sizing as they fit perfectly so I'm not sure if it's US sizes that vary. I would not recommend getting a different size than you normally wear. Also the white & black version was £30 cheaper than the black & red when I ordered them so always check the prices. The white & black look great so I'm glad I bought them.
This is an extremely well made shoe however do not view it in the same Light as you would a trainer as their does not appear to be much of it, Mind you when you squat or deadlift it comes ALIVE- BRILLIANT !
I was debating getting these or the Romaleos but i'm glad I got these. They were a little tight at first but after a couple of lifts my foot settled in the shoe. It is a snug fit but comfortable. I was using Reebook crossfit Lifters and these are so much better. I don't have a wide foot so these were perfect due to the narrow width. My feet are defiantly nailed to the floor with these.
I had not previously used lifting shoes but I can now say I will probably never go back to flats ever again. like many, my poor ankle dorsiflexion was really hindering my squat so the raised heel really helps. however, I must add that if like me your feet are very wide, I suggest getting a half size bigger. this may mean that you have some extra room at the front of the shoe but its not a big issue in terms of comfort
They're a great shoe and do exactly what you would expect them to do. My hang cleans feel a lot more stable and definitely have a bigger safe range of motion on squats. I have small heels though so I find they slip when I walk in them.
These shoes fit a little tight on the midfoot, but my feet are quite large. Also this is not really a problem since wieghtlifting shoes are supposed to be tight. The sizing is perfect, I wear 8.5 in normal shoes, and the 8.5 were a perfect fit. Shipping is great, quick and easy.
I bought these to help with my squats, and after a handful of times using these, not only do I think they've helped my form (mainly due to ankle flexibility) I've managed to up the weight I've been squatting.
Like playing soccer on wet grass then discovering there is a thing called cleats. WOW! If you have a bodybuilding powerlifting heart. Please get these. Don't think about it! They can be a bit out of many pls price range but if you skip some chipotle with guac a couple times and cook some more meals, have water instead of that $15 mixed drink you'll make it up in no time. They felt a bit stiff the first two weeks. Then they softened up like your favorite baseball glove. Now these puppies and me are a team! Hahaha I love them. I feel like I'm anchored to the ground. One tip is to make sure your knee alignment is on point when going down because they are not as easy to move with weight on the bar. So you'll just have to practice your lift off. Not so bad right. I mean who doesn't love perfecting their lift. Lol
The shoe in itself is nice, very comfortable, has a removable insole. But what I felt is that since the insole is very cushioned, it makes my feet feel a little tight in them. So a half size bigger would be a good option if you wear a bit guffy gym socks with it, or may be wear a thin sock. The color of the shoe is actually Teal green with pink.. I thought it was black when i placed an order for these. My feet kind of slipped out of them when i do mountain-climbers even though these have good grip on feet. But i guess that goes for almost all shoes..For other exercises, these were good..